Suicide Prevention (IASP) is asking us to light a candle near a window at 8 p.m. on that day to show support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost love one, and to support the survivors of suicide.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will commemorate the 2014 World Suicide Day by releasing its 2014 World Suicide Report Preventing Suicide: A global imperative. This report will be the most comprehensive, up-to-date record of the current status of suicide prevention internationally. Not only in the U.S., but also globally suicide is a major public health problem. Every year, almost 1 million people die from suicide around the world – one death every 40 seconds. It is estimated that for each adult who died of suicide there are 27 suicide attempts.
For more information, please see the World Suicide Prevention Day brochure.
Pierce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) promotes quality pre-hospital emergency patient care through supervision of emergency medical training, recommendation of EMS personnel certification, recertification or decertification, development of patient care protocols, participation in the administration of patient care policies and procedures.